Spring Covid Boosters - 4/5/22
The surgery have commenced the covid booster for patients aged 75 & over.
We will be open for medical emergencies only on Wednesday 4 May 2022 to enable us to provide vaccination safely in the locality. If you have a medical emergency please ring:02890855401.
CHANGE TO PRACTICE BOUNDARY
From 1/4/22 the Practice Boundary changed to encompass the following area:
Station Road Greenisland, left along Shore Road, Marine Highway Carrickfergus, turn left at Taylors Avenue connecting to Prince Andrew Way to North Road, left onto Middle Road, right to Lower Woodburn Road, left Lisglass Road to Irish Hill Road, left on Carntall Road, left at Doagh Road, right at Doagh Road, left to Station Road in Whiteabbey, left onto Shore Road returning to Greenisland
To view a mapped area please click on the link below:
Map of Area
Patients who currently reside outside the Practice Area will remain on the Practice list while they remain at their current address. Should they move to another address outside the practice area they will be advised to register with a GP in their locality and removed from the practice list.
Patients registered outside the Practice Area who extend their family i.e. new birth, adoption or fostering may register with the Practice.
Practice Update - September 2021
Please click on the link below for the latest update from the Surgery. This information includes and audit on patient contacts and workload provided by the practice for a 12 month period as well as information on services available at the practice.
Practice Information Update - September 2021
Advice for Informal (Unpaid) Carers and Young Carers during Covid-19 Pandemic
Last updated: 09 July 2021
This information provides advice and support for informal carers, young carers and family members. It pulls together already existing sources of information into one place and signposts carers to others who may be able to help. Please click on the link below:
Practice Telephone System - From: Friday 23 April 2021
We have now moved to a new telephone system. When you contact the surgery you will be provided with a number of options,
Press 0, if you need urgent medical assistance - you will be connected with a member of the administration team once they become available. Please note - if you have a critical emergency you should dial 999 and not wait to be connected to a member of staff.
Press 1 - Repeat Prescriptions - you will be connected with a member of the administration team between the hours of 11.00am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 4.00pm. Outside these times until 5.30pm you can leave your name, date of birth, address and name and strength of medication you require.
Press 2 - to book a telephone consultation with the GP. Please note these consultations are limited & once they have been allocated each day you will be asked to ring the following day. The administration staff will ask questions on behalf of the doctor to ensure you are directed to the appropriate healthcare professional i.e. queries regarding medication will be directed to one of our Practice Based Pharmacists.
Press 3 - General Enquires.
Please note: if you leave a message on our repeat prescription line for issues not related to a medication order your request will not be processed.
We would like to thank everyone for your patience and kindness shown to our staff. Unfortunately, a minority feel it is appropriate to verbally abuse our staff and this cannot be tolerated. Such behaviour may result in your removal from the practice list.
CHANGE - Regarding 10am telephone consultations for Non-Urgent Advice
From the 1/10/20 the Practice will no longer offer telephone consultations for non urgent advice at 10am. This is due to an exceptional increase in demand for GP service/telephone consultations. These levels have now reached an unsafe level as well as putting additional stress on our telephone system.
General Information regarding appointments - Amended
* Please note online services is only available for ordering your medication. The appointment system is suspended in line with Department of Health guidance due to Covid 19 pandemic.
In line with government guidelines the Practice have suspended all routine booking of appointment. We would like to reassure you that we are still available should you need to speak to a doctor. We cannot stress how important it is for you to contact us by telephone if you need medical assistance.
In March like other GP Practices we moved towards a 'total telephone triage system'; whereby every patient contacting the surgery in relation to a medical condition is assessed by one of the doctors. A majority of patients are managed by telephone or asked to attend the surgery if appropriate.
This system enables the Practice to minimise the number of patients attending the practice whilst ensuring safe infection control measures.
We continue to ask that you do not come to the surgery if you have symptoms of covid-19 as outlined above.
You will not be permitted entry to the premised unless you have been advised to attend by one of the GPs or have a prearranged appointment with the treatment room, childhood immunisation clinic or midwife.
We would like to thank all our patients for their on-going co-operation and understanding at this difficult time.
Childhood Immunisations during Covid 19 Outbreak
During the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak there are lots of things that parents are having to think about.
Immunisations protect children from many serious illnesses. To make sure that your child is properly protected it is important that they still get their immunisations on time where possible. Health experts strongly advise that you make and keep your children’s immunisation appointments as planned.
(Site updated 06/05/2022)